OnePlus 5T Review: Multimedia Apps, Audio Quality

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Custom gallery

One of the few custom apps on the OnePlus 5 is the Gallery, which defaults to a view of photos and videos taken by the phone, arranged by date. Switch to Collections and your selfies are separated from the main capturing camera photos, plus you acquire access to your screenshots, downloads, and whatever other folders you have. Videos are also played from within the Gallery- there's no dedicated app for them.

Gallery app

The built-in editor is very capable, giving you tons of options for adjusting brightness, contrast, and whatnot. Filters can be applied too, and if you absolutely insist you can stamp 'Never Settle' on your photos.

Powerful editing features

Google Play Music for playing your tunes

Google Play Music is in charge of music playback, there's no in-houtilize player. You don't need a subscription to access your local media, and you acquire bells and whistles like album art, powerful searching algorithms, and the neat ability to upload your own tracks to the cloud and stream them for free.

Google Play Music

There's a system-wide equalizer on the OP5T, accessible in Settings, when you plug in a pair of headphones. There are presets for different music styles, and you can adjust the 7 bands yourself. There are also sound enhancement presets for OnePlus' two generations of Bullets earbuds, the more obscure OnePlus Icons, and the JBL-branded E1+.

Sound settings

Audio output is good

The OnePlus 5T has excellent clarity with an active external amplifier with no weak points as befits a flagship these days. Its loudness isn’t going to win any contests, but is still above average.

Headphones cautilize a moderate spike in stereo crosstalk and introduce a tiny bit of intermodulation distortion, but overall tracks will still sound the way they were meant to. Users of very high impedance headphones might not acquire enough volume, but for the majority of music fans, the 5T will do a remarkable job.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk

OnePlus 5T+0.01, -0.03-

OnePlus 5T (headphones)+0.15, -0.09-94.394.30.00710.135-60.1

Huawei Mate 10+0.02, -0.03-93.493.50.00270.0071-94.3

Huawei Mate 10 (headphones)+0.05, -0.04-

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2+0.02, -0.02-94.394.30.00380.0072-93.5

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (headphones)+0.31, -0.01-93.393.30.0160.243-63.8

Samsung Galaxy S8++0.01, -0.03-

Samsung Galaxy S8+ (headphones)+0.03, -0.03-92.592.50.00240.046-77.3

LG V30+0.02, -0.01-

LG V30 (headphones)+0.03, -0.02-92.992.90.00570.051-68.1

OnePlus 5+0.03, -0.01-

OnePlus 5 (headphones)+0.15, -0.08-

HTC U11+0.05, -0.11-

HTC U11 (headphones)+0.05, -0.02-93.793.80.00180.105-53.7

Sony Xperia XZ Premium+0.01, -0.03-90.690.40.0180.027-92.6

Sony Xperia XZ Premium (headphones)+0.30, -0.20-90.590.00.00180.145-65.7

OnePlus 5T frequency response

You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.



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